Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-11-2011, 03:39 PM   #401
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
mdavidson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 336
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey
i agree with joy, as long as the yellow watchman has his area and space they might be ok. My YWG chases all my fish in the biocube, even the mandarin and scooter. lol But he is an empty threat as all he does is lunge open mouthed at the other fish until they leave his area. I've never seen him actually connect with another fish or bite one. In fact all the other fish, including mandy the mandarin pretty much ignore him. lol
Really? My ywg just chills and watches my scooter go past him. Never had him be aggressive towards anything.

__________________
mdavidson is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 03:41 PM   #402
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
My YWG goes for ALL the fish. Even the clowns if they get close enough. i think he's grumpy cause he's not yellow anymore. He was a vibrant yellow, even won the POTM once, but now he's all drab grey and white with some black. He just looks annoyed in general. LOL
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 04:03 PM   #403
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
mdavidson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 336
Mine is an off color too. A dull yellow but has darkish verticle stripes on him. He just chills though. He comes out and swims quite a bit now. Always fun to watch swim.
__________________
mdavidson is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 04:36 PM   #404
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
i think im good cuz i have 8 rocks
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 06:41 PM   #405
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
stocking is as follows
i know im a bit overstocked but thats life
2 clowns
royal gramma
clown goby
watchman goby
purple firefish
room for 1 more fish
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 06:48 PM   #406
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SwimsWithFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,660
Please don't get 7 fish. 7 is wayy overstocked. You would kill the fish.
__________________
''An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.''
-Ghandi

life is short... get a fish.
SwimsWithFish is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 06:51 PM   #407
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwimsWithFish View Post
Please don't get 7 fish. 7 is wayy overstocked. You would kill the fish.
they are all nano fish, the only one over 2 inches is the fire fish
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 06:55 PM   #408
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
The fire fish is the only fish that ISNT 2 inches, LOL. You need to back up a minute.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 06:57 PM   #409
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
my clowns are both under 2
the gramma is just over 1
the clown goby is under 1
the watchman is under 2
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 06:58 PM   #410
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
the clowns, gramma and the watchman will all get to over 2 inches.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:09 PM   #411
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Your'e not accounting for their full grown/adult sizes.
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:13 PM   #412
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey View Post
the clowns, gramma and the watchman will all get to over 2 inches.
even if they do they will still be realitvley small
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:17 PM   #413
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
also they are all peaceful
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #414
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
Quote:
Originally Posted by zacheyp View Post
even if they do they will still be realitvley small

There's no "even if"- they will grow, especially the clowns. You put all your fish at risk if you overstock too badly. The fish you've picked are pushing it to begin with.

want more fish? you'll have to get a bigger tank. No two ways about it.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #415
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
but how much bioload does a clown goby add?
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:26 PM   #416
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
Not much. It still has to do with space as well. If you want, skip the clown goby. use that slot for another fish.

Although the tank isn't too too horribly over stocked if you had gone woth a clown goby. I can only imagine what you will want to put in it's place.

Do you have any chance of getting a larger tank? Is it the space you don't have or the money? Cause if you have the space i really would urge you to get a larger tank. You were talking about getting a pico tank, for that $50 you could have a 55g tank.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:28 PM   #417
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey View Post
Not much. It still has to do with space as well. If you want, skip the clown goby. use that slot for another fish.

Although the tank isn't too too horribly over stocked if you had gone woth a clown goby. I can only imagine what you will want to put in it's place.

Do you have any chance of getting a larger tank? Is it the space you don't have or the money? Cause if you have the space i really would urge you to get a larger tank. You were talking about getting a pico tank, for that $50 you could have a 55g tank.
unfortunatley, long story short, i cant upgrade for A year, personally i think it would only be a little overstocked but your the expert so i have some thinking to do
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #418
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
I'm not an "expert" but the probable issues that glare at me are just common sense if you've kept fish before.

No one wants to be the bad guy, but theres gotta be a limit. Five fish pretty much hit that limit. I say get some corals once you get your light and concentrate on them. Corals can be so much fun and quite addictive too. I can't not buy one at least once a week. I probably have over 30 in the big tank alone. And forget about the 20g, it's stock filled with corals. LOL
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:39 PM   #419
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey View Post
I'm not an "expert" but the probable issues that glare at me are just common sense if you've kept fish before.

No one wants to be the bad guy, but theres gotta be a limit. Five fish pretty much hit that limit. I say get some corals once you get your light and concentrate on them. Corals can be so much fun and quite addictive too. I can't not buy one at least once a week. I probably have over 30 in the big tank alone. And forget about the 20g, it's stock filled with corals. LOL
i have reached a compromise stock up to six and if after a while everything is fine get a nano fish
__________________
zacheyp is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 08:21 PM   #420
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SwimsWithFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,660
7 fish would be really over stocked in my biocube. Youll be battling nitrates and nitrite constantly. Pleeeeese don't. They will be super stressed and you'll learn your lesson the hard way. Carey has 6 in her cube and she says she feels over stocked.
__________________
''An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.''
-Ghandi

life is short... get a fish.
SwimsWithFish is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
20 gallon, build, long

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tank2379 60G Cube Build Tank2379 Nano Reefs 49 05-14-2013 11:44 AM
Zach's 29 G Biocube Build zacheyp Saltwater Reef Aquaria 78 09-25-2011 04:01 PM
New 120 build...gonna be a long ride... BfishLpond78 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 209 09-15-2011 01:35 PM
55g long build jeffruth Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 08-10-2011 12:02 AM
Stand for 20g long fouldsy DIY Projects 6 07-24-2011 04:47 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.